I am pleased that you are seriously considering our residency program for your training. We are a continually growing department with an involved and diverse faculty who are excited about the opportunity of training the next generation of dermatologists.
As you learn more about our program, I am sure you will share our enthusiasm. First, we have a wonderful cadre of full and part time faculty with diverse expertise in medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, surgery, cosmetics, laser therapy, photobiology, dermatopathology, basic science and immunology. Second, our program has strong didactic, ethics and elective time so that residents may pursue individual interests and understand the social and ethical complexities of practicing medicine. All of this is delivered in a supportive and warm environment where both residents and faculty contributions are valued.
Furthermore, we are fortunate to be based at a major medical center and medical school that is located in a magnificent valley just outside of Hartford. The Farmington Valley offers a vibrant mix of urban and rural communities, is surrounded by many major colleges and prep schools, and is within two hours of Boston, New York City, and Vermont skiing. In addition, Hartford is the state capital and has four excellent theaters, a symphony, and an opera company. The Berkshires, local lakes, local ski slopes, shoreline beaches and an international airport are all within 30-60 minutes away. Excellent public and private schools, insignificant traffic, and affordable housing help enhance the quality of our lives. Thirdly, UConn Health and in particular, our department, are growing every year. We have several faculty who will play an intimate role in our residency. Our residents not only learn here at UConn, but at the Newington Veteran’s Hospital, Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital.
We look forward to reading your application and learning more about you as you learn more about us.
Residency Director: Diane Whitaker-Worth, M.D., FAAD
Assistant Residency Director: Jane M. Grant-Kels, M.D.
Dermatology Residency Coordinator: Christina Iwanik